May 18, 2018

Documentation – Video GeoEditor

Video GeoEditor

1.Video GeoEditor - Overview

Video GeoEditor – User Manual

Video GeoTagger current release build: 31.1

1.1.Video GeoEditor Features

Video GeoEditor includes all features found in our Video GeoTagger PRO, plus the following map based geo-referenced video editing capabilities:

Patent-pending Easy Map-based Video Editing – No video editing experience, simply click on the GPS track for a geotagged video to make edit selections based on map locations.

Edit Video & Keep GPS Data Synchronized – All edited videos file keep the continuous GPS data intact and synchronized with the new video’s new time, allowing you to concentrate on editing the video intuitively without worrying about losing geospatial data.

Extract Subclips From Video – Mark a begin-time and end-time within the video, then use the Extract Subclip function to save that selected segment as a new video file.

Delete Video Sections & Merge – With Delete Selection & Merge, you can cut out unimportant selections from within a video to shorten it and reduce the file size, and keeping one video file.

Delete Video Sections & Split – Similar to above, Delete Selection & Split, lets users cut out unneeded selections from within a video, but instead creates 2 new video files without the content from the deleted section.

Trim From Start – The Trim From Start function deletes the section of video from the click point to the START of the video file.

Trim To End – The Trim To End function deletes the section of video from the click point to the END of the video file.

Split Video – The Split function cuts the video in to 2 new video files based on the click point.

Join Geospatial Video File Segments – Join two geo-referenced, chronological video segments together, such as multiple video files with synchronized GPS companion files recorded in segments over a linear corridor or right-of-way (ROW).

Overlay GPS Data on Video – Create video files with continuous GPS coordinates overlaid on top – useful for sharing video GPS information with others using traditional, non-geospatial video player software.

Overlay Logos or Images on Video – Create video files with a logo or image overlaid on top, useful for branding or “watermarking” your videos.

Transcode/Encode Video – Simple video transcoding feature to convert videos from one file format to another.

Multiplex Synchronized Videos – Combine 2, 3 or 4 videos recorded over the same time and place into a singe video file with side by side or quad presentation. Ideal for combining multi-sensor gimbal videos like infrared and HD.

Capture Individual Geotagged Still Images from Video – Take a screen capture of the current video frame, and it will automatically be geo-tagged with GPS data from the source video.

Automated Image Extraction from Video – Capture a user-defined frequency of multiple geotagged still images from a video file including setting extraction start and end times. This is ideal for optimizing still images for 3rd-party photogrammetry and processing software like Pix4D and Esri Drone2Map.

Automatically Geotag Video – Video GeoTagger lets you easily combine any GPS log and video to automatically synchronize the video file with a GPS track with just a few clicks on the map.

Manually Geotag Video – No GPS log file? No Problem! Just select as many points along the map as you want for points of interest you want to geotag in the video. Video Geotagger does the rest and will create geotagged video files! You can even geotag digitized historical video for documentaries and other location-based projects.

Click-on-Map Video Playback – Video GeoTagger is also an interactive way to load and playback already geotagged video files with supported, synchronized GPS log files on a map.

GPS Data Displays – Once video is properly geotagged, Video GeoTagger offers options for reviewing GPS and other data elements such as lat/lon, altitude, heading, speed and UTC time for any point during the video recording.

DJI Drone Flight Log Geotagging – If your DJI drone model does not create synchronized .SRT GPS data files, Video GeoTagger allows users to geotag DJI drone videos using the encrypted Flight Record Logs .TXT files.

Virtual Dashboard Gauges – An Optional panel appears below the map with virtual navigation instruments and gauges which displays information pulled from the GPS companion file, including:  heading, speed (in MPH and KPH), UTC date and time and altitude.

YouTube Upload (Privacy Settings) & Custom Tags – Privacy settings for videos loaded to YouTube can be set for Private, Unlisted or Public. With Video GeoTagger PRO you can also add custom tags to your YouTube videos.

LineVision Compatible Video – Video and GPS files created from Video GeoTagger FREE Edition are ready for import into Remote GeoSystems professional LineVision suite of software.

Encrypted Geospatial Video Files – Videos geotagged in the FREE edition are encrypted meaning they can only be opened for map-based playback in Video GeoTagger, Video GeoEditor, LineVision and other Remote GeoSystems solutions. For un-encrypted geospatial video file please upgrade to Professional edition.

Non-commercial Use – Video GeoTagger FREE edition is restricted to personal, volunteer and not-for-profit, non-commercial/non-government use. Professional commercial and government users will appreciate the extra features offered by upgrading to PRO edition.

Commercial & Government Use – Video GeoTagger PRO edition offers unrestricted use for commercial, government and other for-profit projects.

Un-encrypted Geospatial Video Files – Need to use your geotagged video files in non-Remote GeoSystems, 3rd party software? Video GeoTagger Professional edition allows you to save your newly-geotagged video in an unencrypted format(s).

Play GoPro Video with Embedded GPS – Video GeoTagger PRO edition offers support for direct loading and playback of GoPro video with embedded GPS like the Hero 5, 6, 7 and 8 models, without having to first geotag using a GPS track log.

DJI Drone Closed Captioning SRT Support – Video GeoTagger PRO edition allows for simple mapping and playback of DJI videos that have GPS data in the closed captioning of the video.

DJI Drone “Camera-Target-Footprint” Support – Post-flight, geotag DJI drone videos using the encrypted Flight Record Logs .TXT files to get at additional metadata parameters so that you can show where the camera is looking with a dynamic, 4-corner “footprint” and camera frame center of the video moving on the map. This creates a MISB FMV-like (full motion video) playback experience when proper MISB-spec metadata is not embedded in the video such as with most DJI drone models.

Play MISB FMV/STANAG-spec Videos Video GeoTagger PRO edition offers support for direct loading and instant playback of MISB Full Motion Video/STANAG-spec video files with embedded metadata.

Advanced GIS Map Layer Control – Video GeoTagger PRO edition comes with the same Layer Control panel found in LineVision Dekstop, offering capabilities to add map data layers to your video geotagging project. Even if you are not a traditional GIS or Esri user, you can utilize your own background maps with shapefiles, imagery and streaming endpoints and map server data produced by GIS specialists in your organization.

Esri ArcGIS Online Authentication – Advanced GIS map layer control also includes support for authenticating users against your ArcGIS Online Enterprise account for data access.

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1.2.Specifications

Geospatial Video File Support:

File Formats .MP2, .MP4 (H.246), .AVI (MPEG), .MOV
GeoEdit Supported File Formats .MP4 (H.246), .MOV
GPS Companion File Formats .GPX, .FIT, .SRT (DJI drones), .RGPS, .CSV, KML, .TXT, .LOG, .MOFF (Sony action cameras), .XML (Cloud Cap Technology, Red Hen Systems)
Embedded GPS Metadata Remote GeoSystems “Whisper” (Persistent GPS Encoding)

Geospatial Photo Support:

.JPEG GPS metadata in EXIF header

Other Geospatial Data Support:

Data Files Any Esri-compatible Shape Files (SHP)
Raster (Imagery) Files Any Esri-compatible Raster Imagery files.
Streaming Data Endpoints Any Esri-compatible Streaming Data Endpoints (ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, etc.)

2.Installation and Registration

2.1.PC System Requirements

Before you install Video GeoEditor, verify your system meets these hardware and software requirements:

Minimum

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
  • RAM: 8GB Minimum
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Video files can take considerable space. Therefore it is important to have ample storage available).

Recommended

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or better
  • RAM: 16 GB Minimum
  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64 Bit or better)
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB Minimum (or more depending on recording length. Video files can take considerable space. Therefore it is important to have ample storage available).

2.2.Installing Video GeoEditor

Downloading the software

The download link for the software is within the email sent to the email address entered in the request form. Click the link to be directed to the version of the software that you requested and/or purchased.

NOTE: Some web browsers may not recognize the software and may flag it as dangerous. The error is false. Select Accept, Allow, or Continue.

Installing the software

Download and installation procedures are fairly simple, following the link emailed to you will result in your computer downloading an executable file titled VideoGeoEditor-Setup. Please run this file.

NOTE:  If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10, you may encounter one of the security warnings below. Select More Info > Run Anyway… or Run to continue the installation.

Click the Next button once the Video GeoEditor installation wizard launches

Read the License Agreement and click the I Agree radio button. By clicking on the I Agree button, you have accepted the terms of the License Agreement. Click the Next button

License Agreement Window

The software will begin installing. You will eventually be prompted to install two additional pieces. The geoDVR Codecs and the Microsoft Office System Drivers. To help prevent issues with Video GeoEditor ensure that both of these are installed.

Once these steps have been completed, the software should be fully installed on your machine and ready to use.

2.3.Codec Installation

Once the Video GeoEditor installation is complete, the Remote GeoSystems Codec installation will begin. This installer prompts you to install the necessary codecs to play the video formats used with Video GeoEditor.

Remote GeoSystems Codec Installer

Install geoDVR Codecs

If this is your first time installing any of the LineVision software titles, please make sure to install the geoDVR Codecs. We strongly recommend that you install the geoDVR Codecs even if you do not plan to use a geoDVR.

Microsoft Office system drivers for shapefiles

To view shapefiles, the Microsoft Office system drivers must be installed. Click the Install Office System Driver button to install the needed driver. If you are unsure if you will be using shapefiles, we recommend installing the driver in case shapefile support is needed.

Once you have installed the codecs and/or driver, click Close to exit the window.

2.4.Registering the Software

NOTE: You need to have an active Internet connection to complete the one-time registration process

IMPORTANT! Your Video GeoEditor software license key is unique to a specific PC and is non-transferable. Do not enter the license key on a computer you do not intend to use the software on for long term! If you need to transfer a license to a new PC, please contact our support for assistance at 1-844-436-3877 or info@remotegeo.com.

When you launch the software for the first time, it will prompt you to enter the software license key. You may copy and paste it from your registration email into the registration window.
NOTE FOR TRIAL USERS: If you are using the seven-day trial, be aware this screen will open each time you launch the software. Simply click Continue to keep using the software for the duration of your trial.

After entering the License Code, click the Continue button.

After a few seconds, you should receive confirmation that your software has been successfully registered. If you have any problems registering the software, please contact our support at 1-844-436-3877 or info@remotegeo.com.

2.5.Purchasing

Video GeoEditor comes with a 7-day trial. After it expires, the software must be purchased if you wish to continue using it.

The purchase screen can be accessed by clicking the Buy Now button on the registration screen.

LineVision Purchase Screen

Already have an account: If you have a LineVision account, checking this box will allow you to log in and fill the fields with saved information

User Info: First Name, Last Name, E-mail, Phone Number and choosing a Password are required.

Billing Address: The billing address on file with your credit card company.

Credit Card Info: If you have used a credit card before, it will be filled in here. If not, enter the Card Number, Cardholder Name, Expiration Month/Year and CID (also known as the CVV2, usually a three-digit code on the back of your card).

 

Accept the Terms and click Purchase Now to complete the purchase. You should receive an e-mail that contains the purchase details along with your registration code.

If you have any problems ordering, please contact us at orders@remotegeo.com

For more information on purchasing, see https://www.remotegeo.com/purchase/

2.6.Launching the Software

After installation, the software can be launched in two ways, either via the Desktop shortcut or inside the Start Menu:

1. A shortcut can be to Video GeoEditor can be found on your desktop

2. The installer will also place a Remote GeoSystems folder inside your Start Menu, with a shortcut to the newly installed edition of Video GeoEditor

3.Interface

Once you launch the software, the application appears by default with the Video Viewer, Photo Viewer, Youtube Player, and Live Stream Viewer in the top-left corner, the Media Browser, Layer Control, Map Navigation, GeoEditor, GeoTagger in the bottom-left corner, and the Map Viewer on the right side. There is also a Menu Bar across the top.

Let’s first cover the different components of the application interface.

3.1.Viewers and Panels

Video Viewer, Photo Viewer, and Audio Player Panel:

This panel shows the Video Viewer, Photo Viewer, and Audio Player panels for a geotagged video stream, digital photo, or audio stream, respectively. You may select which one to display by clicking on the associated tab.

NOTE: When you load multiple geo-synchronized videos, additional Video Viewer Panels are shown, by default, below the Map Viewer Panel. You can change the panel layout by dragging and dropping the panel into the desired location.

NOTE: The Audio Player feature is primarily used only by those have customized geoDVR logging separate geotagged audio files.

Video Viewer

Video Viewer panel

  • The arrows advance the video forward or backward. How far or little depends on the time entered in the Set Video Skip Forward/Back Time.
  • While the video plays, the GPS information shows the spatial track.
  • Speed is measured in knots

Photo Viewer

Photo Viewer panel

  • The disk with a green arrow pointing at it saves the photo.
  • The magnifying glass allows you to zoom in and out of a photograph.
  • The box with the orange arrows fits the image to the photo viewer screen.
  • The blue buttons with arrows rotate the photograph clockwise or counterclockwise.

Media Browser Panel

Media browser panel

This panel shows a thumbnail image representing videos, photos, audio clips, and annotations.

Layer Control Panel

Layer control panel

This panel provides options for adding additional map data layers. Even if you are not traditionally an Esri user, you can leverage background maps, raster imagery, and stream online and map server data produced by GIS experts in your organization. To hide and show layers click the checkbox to the desired setting.

NOTE: All panels are movable and can be “floating,” “docked” and resized. Simply left mouse-click the top of the panel and drag it to where you want it on the screen to float the panel. Alternatively, you may “pin” the panel to one of the arrows that appear when you begin dragging the panel. You can also resize the panel by clicking on one of the edges or corners and move your mouse accordingly.

Map Viewer Panel

This panel displays a variety “point” and “path” data from geospatial video to photos and SHP files, using Esri’s popular mapping technologies to provide base maps.

Map Viewer panel

3.1.1.Video Viewer

The Video Viewer allows you to play and control videos–with or without synchronized GPS data..

  • The arrows advance the video forward or backward. How far or little depends on the time entered in the Set Video Skip Forward/Back Time
  • While the video plays, the GPS information shows the spatial track
  • Speed is measured in knots

3.1.2.Photo Viewer

The Photo Viewer provides options to view and edit photos. A collection of icons located on the Photo Viewer window provide shortcuts to commonly used commands.

  • Save Image
  • Change Zoom Level
  • Fit Image to Display
  • Edit Image
  • Rotate Left
  • Rotate Right

3.1.3.YouTube Player

The YouTube Player provides access to common YouTube functionality (play, volume, video scrubbing, closed captioning, settings) and includes the option to play a video directly from the Video GeoEditor interface or from YouTube itself. Videos available for YouTube playback need to be configured using options provided under the Online menu found on the menu bar.

3.1.4.Media Browser

The Media Browser shows loaded videos as items. Right-click on the item to bring up a context-based menu for additional options.

Zoom to… (Photos and Videos)

Use the Zoom to… function when you are trying to find the Map Viewer location that corresponds to the file in the Media Browser.

Fit All Media in Map

The Fit All Media in Map function is used when the user wants to view all the Media Browser files location in the Map Viewer window at once.

Jump to Time (Videos Only)

The Jump to Time code function is used when a user is trying to find a section of video that corresponds to some other data type such as a gas leak detection system alert. In these cases the geoDVR and leak detection system may be logging the same GPS data stream.

Right click on a video icon in the Media Browser and select Jump to Time or the clock icon and select a point to play from.

Input the Hour, Minutes and Seconds and click the Jump to Time button to skip this same time in the corresponding video.

Remove Item:

The Remove Item function will remove a file from the Media Browser and current project. Right Click on a file in the Media Browser and select Remove Item.

Browse Waypoints:

NOTE: This option only appears if there are waypoints in the file.

The Browse Waypoints function is an alternate way to browse all of the waypoints associated with the video. Right click the ‘Video” icon in the Media Browser and select Browse Waypoints. Once Selected, all of the Waypoints associated with the video will appear in the Waypoint browser.

Reverse Latitude/Longitude:

Reverses Latitude and Longitude coordinates.

Save Track as a GPX File:

If you want to use only the GPS data from the media, this will export it to a GPX file.

Save Track as a CSV File:

Generates a .CSV file from the coordinate track shown in the Map Viewer and determined by the companion file.

Save Track as a KML:

Generates a .KML file from the coordinate track shown in the Map Viewer and determined by the companion file.

Extract Waypoints as GPX File:

NOTE: This option only appears if there are waypoints in the file.

The Extract Waypoints as GPX File creates a .GPX file from the Waypoints associated with a video file. After you have selected Extract Waypoints as GPX File, a File Explorer window opens asking where you would like to save the GPX File

View Info

This will display details and information about the item, including Start Latitude/Longitude/Altitude/Time, Number of GPS Points, GPS Frequency, Waypoints, and other data.

Copy Info

This will copy all the details and information about the item, including Start Latitude/Longitude/Altitude/Time, Number of GPS Points, GPS Frequency, Waypoints, and other data to the clipboard.

Estimate Footprint & Target (MISB) Location

Selecting this function opens an interface for Camera Projection Settings. It allows you to enter Camera Tilt (Pitch), Camera Pan, Camera Horizontal Field of View, and Average Altitude Above Ground, and then uses that data to generate a mathematical approximation of where the camera (sensor) is acquiring data.

Entering this information will cause the yellow progress marker in the Map Viewer to display the estimated field of view footprint of the camera for any given point in the video.

It also enables several new options when you Right-Click on your video in the Media Browser. They are:

Hide Target Location: Hides the pink line demonstrating the direction the camera was facing, can be re-enabled by right clicking the video again and selecting Show Target Location.

Show Target Location Track: Creates a second track of points marking the position of the camera field of view for any given point in the video. Can be disabled by simply right-clicking the video again and selecting Hide Target Location Track.

Hide Camera Footprint: Hides the black outline showing the general area on the map being displayed by the camera for any given point in the video. To re-enable simply right click the video again and selecting Show Camera Footprint.

Do Not Show on Map:

Hides the GPS track points on the map. To re-enable simply right click on the file in the Media Browser again and select Show On Map.

Remove Geotagging (GPS Log) from Media:

Removes the geotagging points from the map and renames any associated GPS companion files.

Extract Images from Video:

Opens the Extract Images From Video window which allows you to specify a time segment to extract images from as well as the frequency with which they are extracted from the time segment in frames per second. You can also specify if you would like these extracted images to be geotagged from the center of the camera target location or where the camera itself is located.

Upload to YouTube:

Begins the process of uploading the selected video file to YouTube.

NOTE: If you have not already saved your YouTube Credentials to Video GeoEditor through the Online Menu you will need to do so before your video can be uploaded to YouTube.

Live Stream Video:

Allows you to live stream the video file to others with the correct IP address

Export New MP4 Video With Text Overlay (Slower):

After adding text overlay to your video, you can export it as a .MP4 file with the text overlay included.

Export Text Overlay Into Closed Captioning (Faster):

After adding text overlay to your video, you can export that added text into closed captioning format within the video.

Export Lat/Long Data as an SRT File:

Allows you to export the existing Latitude and Longitude data contained in the video into a separate .SRT file.

Export Text Overlay Data as an SRT File:

Allows you to export any text overlay data that has been added to the video file as a separate .SRT file.

3.1.5.Layer Control

Layer Control provides options for adding additional map data layers. Even if you are not traditionally an Esri ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap user, you can leverage background maps, raster imagery, and stream online and map server data produced by GIS experts in your organization. To hide and show layers, click the checkbox to the desired setting.

3.1.6.Map Navigation

Map Navigation gives you the option to enter Latitude/Longitude coordinates to “jump” to a specific location in the Map Viewer.

3.1.7.GeoEditor

GeoEditor provides access to the main editing commands and functionality of Video GeoEditor. Section 5.4 gives you information on using GeoEditor functionality.

3.1.8.GeoTagger

The GeoTagger panel offers the controls for geotagging videos. See Section 5.3 for information on using GeoTagger.

3.2.1.File Menu

Open Single Video:

Select this menu item to navigate to your video. If your video has a GPS companion file within the same folder with the same file name as the video, or you recorded your video with the geoDVR, then your video automatically loads and zooms to the recorded location on the background map.

Open Video with Embedded GPS:

Select this menu item to load a video and GPS file separately for geotagging.MISB FMV – TS Streams with encoded MISB/Target Location data

DJI SRT Video – Data embedded within certain DJI models video’s Closed Captioning

DJI Go Log File – Txt file produced by the DJI Go App on Android or iOS

Open Sony Video

Open Remote Geo geoDVR Whisper Video – Videos recorded by a RemoteGeo geoDVR device with encoded Whisper data

Open Video for Geotagging:

Select this menu item to load a video and GPS file separately for geotagging.

Open Photos:

Opens up photos. Both geotagged photos and non-geotagged photos are supported (which you can then geotag manually).

Close All Media…

Closes all opened media items that are in the Media Browser and Map Viewer.

Save Current Layout & Settings as Default:

This menu option lets you set the current layout and selected options as the Default, which the software will use when you open Video GeoEditor in the future.

Advanced Settings & Window Positioning:

Load Saved Layout Settings: Select this menu to restore your custom default layout settings if you have changed them while working on your Video GeoEditor project.

Reset Settings to Factory Default: Select this setting to restore the panel layout and all settings to Factory Default.

Export Waypoint Data…

Generates a .csv file of existing GPS data loaded into the software.

Exit:

Exits the application.

3.2.2.Options Menu

MISB Settings:

Use the MISB Settings menu item to adjust settings for videos with MISB/KLV meta-data

Show Target Location by Default: Shows the target location on the map, if available.

Show Camera Footprint by Default: Shows the Camera Footprint (4 Corners) on the map when available.

Enable Audio/Video Chaining:

Jumps from one video track to the next in sequential order when you load more than one “already-geotagged” video clips. This option is particularly useful when playing back videos that were recorded at a preset time or size limit from the Remote GeoSystems geoDVR or other 3rd-party GPS-enabled DVRs. This also works well for several video clips recorded from a single drone flight.

Maintain Video Aspect Ratio:

Check this menu item if you want the video aspect ratio to remain consistent when you move and resize the video panel. It is recommended to leave this option checked.

Limit GPS Frequency to 1 Hz:

Check this menu item if you logged video with a higher GPS frequency and want to “de-cluster” the GPS points along a path. It is recommended to leave this option checked.

Play on Click Settings:

Check this menu item if you want videos to begin playing from the point you click on the map. By default, Pause Video at Click Location is checked.

Play Video at Click Location: Video will continue playing after you click on a map location.

Pause Video at Click Location: Video will pause when you click on a map location.

Pan to Media When Selected:

Check this menu item if you want the map to “pan” to the start location of the video or point location of the photo or annotation. It is recommended to leave this option checked.

Always Ask for GPS Companion File:

Check this menu item if you want Video GeoEditor to always ask which GPS companion file you would like to use with the video. The default is unchecked which means the application attempts to identify companion files with the same name as the video. If Video GeoEditor does not see a GPS companion file, it asks you to select a corresponding companion file. Selecting this option is recommended if your GPS companion files have a different name than the corresponding video file.

Warn On Missing Timecodes:

Check this menu item if you want Video GeoEditor to show a warning message if there are no timecodes detected in the video’s companion file.

NOTE: By default, this option is NOT checked.

If unchecked, Video GeoEditor automatically interpolates the timecodes. This may cause significant differences between the video position and the position on the map.

Check for Companion File Time Mismatch:

Check this menu item if you want Video GeoEditor to compare the length of the video to the length of the video track’s GPS points.

Always: When checked, the length of the video is always compared to the length of the video track. A warning message displays if the length is not within a tolerance.

Only When Edits Aren’t Possible: When checked, the length of the video is checked against the length of the video track only if the Video GeoEditor algorithm determines that the video track has not been edited.

Never: When checked, the video length is not checked against the video track length. Checking this option is not recommended unless video track editing has occurred and you are aware that the video’s length does not match the GPS track length.

Change Video Decoder

Allows you to switch between VLC and Windows Media Player for your decoder

Turn Off Video Hardware Acceleration:

Turning off video hardware acceleration improves the performance of your PC.

Set Video Skip Forward/Back Time:

Select this menu item if you want to set the frame rate to skip forward and backward in your videos.

Auto Adjust Map for Current Video Position:

Select this menu item if you want the map to automatically pan and re-center itself when the current video position cursor (yellow balloon) moves off the screen.

3.2.3.Geotag Menu

Photo Geotagging

Geotag Photos in Batch: Allows you to geotag a folder of images according to an associated GPS log file

Extract Images from Video: Allows you to extract still images from a video based on time stamp

Launch Photo GeoTagger

Launches the Photo GeoTagger window, which allows you to manually geotag images.

Launch Video GeoTagger:

This menu brings the GeoTagger tab to the front.

Parse DJI Log File:

This menu item provides the option to take the DJI brand drone flight record text file and turn it into a format that Video GeoEditor can use to geotag video recording segments from the UAV flight.

Parse GPS from DJI Closed Captioning:

This option will parse GPS data for certain DJI UAV models that contain GPS data within their closed captioning.

HOW-TO-VIDEO: Watch a How-To video with this feature in action below. For Adobe PDF users, click here.

Parse MISB

Parses MISB metadata if contained within the video as KLV pairs.

Extract GPS from GoPro Video

Extracts GPS data from GoPro format video

3.2.4.Geoedit Menu

Launch Video GeoEditor:

Brings the GeoEditor tab to the front

Overlay GPS on Video:

With this option you can add a GPS watermark to a video. The watermark includes the information included in the GPS file related to the video. If the information is available, your file will be tagged with GPS coordinates, altitude, UTC date and time, and speed.

Overlay Image/Logo on Video:

Overlays an image or logo file on top of the video

Join Videos:

Joins two videos together to create one video.

Transcode Video:

Transcode a video to an MP4, MOV, or AVI.

Advanced Options:

Unload original video on edit: Select this menu option to enable or disable Unload Original Video on Edit. By default, the option is enabled.

Extract Images from Video: Geo-tags images extracted from the video.

Extraction Start Time (seconds): Specifies the time (measured in seconds) to begin extraction.

Extraction End Time (seconds): Specifies the time (measured in seconds) to end extraction.

Extract from Start: Automatically extracts images from the video’s starting point.

Extract to End: Automatically extracts images to the video’s ending point.

Extraction Frequency (Frames per Second): Sets the image extraction frequency in frames per second.

Geotag images at the camera target location center: Extract and geotag images at the center of the location where the camera is pointing.This option is only available if you video has metadata containing camera coordinates.

Geotag images where the camera is being held: Extract and geotag images at the location of where the camera is being held.

Directory to Save Extracted Images:

Specifies the path in which the extracted images will be saved.

NOTE: The number of images chosen for extraction, extraction frequency, and the speed of your computer will influence the amount of time it will take to extract images.

A status report (.csv file) is automatically generated when the extraction is complete. The report displays the path, image, geotag location, latitude, longitude, altitude, and UTC time for each extracted image.

3.2.5.Map Menu

Current Position Icon:

Allows you to change the shape and size of the current position icon inside the Map Viewer.

Gps Point Info Box Display Options:

The Gps Point Info Box displays the Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, UTC Time, and Course metadata at the mouse location. The Gps Point Info Box Display Options menu allows you to select when the Gps Point Info Box is displayed on the map.

Always Show Info: The GPS Point Info Box will always be displayed (even when MISB/Camera target is present).

Hide if MISB/Camera Target is Present: The GPS Point Info Box will not be displayed on the map if the video contains target location data.

Never Show Info: The GPS Point Info Box will not be displayed under any circumstance.

Set to United States View:

Selecting this menu item will default the map view panel to center on the United States when you launch Video GeoEditor.

Set to World View:

Selecting this menu item will default the map view panel to center on a global view when you launch Video GeoEditor.

Change Base Layer:

Selecting this item will open a dialog allowing you to change the base layer shown in the Map Viewer panel. Available base layers include World Street Map, Satellite Imagery, Topographic, Ocean. The default base layer is the World Street Map.

Add Layer:

Selecting this menu item launches the Add Layer window where you will have the option to add a layer of local data or streaming data, such as from an organization’s ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online account.

Set Waypoint / GPS Point File Size:

Selecting this menu item will let you define the Video Track Point Diameter and Waypoint Diameter

Waypoint and Map Point Sizing

Add Shapefile:

Selecting this menu item allows you to load an Esri-compatible Shapefile as a map layer.

Add Raster:

Selecting this menu item allows you to load an Esri-compatible raster imagery file as a map layer.

Load KML/KMZ File:

Select this menu item if you have geographic data in a KML/KMZ format. For example, data might include pipeline leak-detection sensor data, utility & pipeline asset network, patrol waypoints, or vector & imagery data.

NOTE: KML/KMZ files imported into Video GeoEditor may not display all the data elements visible in LineVision Google Earth.

Enter Esri Runtime License:

Enter your Esri Runtime License if applicable.

Reset Esri Runtime License:

Selecting this menu item will delete the previously entered Esri Runtime License and allow you to enter a new one.

Authenticate with Esri OAuth:

Use your ArcGIS Application ID and Application Secret to access your secure ArcGIS resources.

Uses hardware acceleration to display the map.

IMPORTANT! Not all graphics cards can support this option and may cause unexpected errors or long map loading times.

Enable Performance Handling:

The Enable Performance Handling function is checked by default and will reduce the number of GPS points based on zoom level in order to optimize performance. Unchecking Enable Performance Handling shows all GPS points but may increase loading time.

3.2.6.Online Menu

Upload to YouTube:

Uploads the selected video to YouTube

Switch YouTube Login Credentials:

Change the YouTube account you are logged in to.

View Saved YouTube Login Credentials:

Views the current YouTube account you are logged in to.

Delete Saved YouTube Login Credentials:

Removes the saved YouTube login credentials and logs you out of the current account.

Retrieve YouTube Videos:

Retrieves the YouTube videos associated with your LineVision account.

Switch Saved LineVision Online Login Credentials:

Logs you out of your current LineVision account and in to another one.

View Saved LineVision Online Login Credentials:

Views your LineVision Online credentials.

Delete Saved LineVision Online Login Credentials:

Logs you out of LineVision Online and removes the stored credentials.

Change LineVision Online Password:

Changes your account password for the LineVision account.

Automatically Retrieve YouTube Videos:

This option is checked by default and automatically retrieves your YouTube videos.

NOTE: The YouTube function requires a LineVision.com account, as LineVision stores the GPS information needed to view your video with a map based interface. If you do not have a Linevision.com account or are not logged into your existing account, you will see the following LineVision.com login message:

Click Yes to access the LineVision Account Login and either log in to your existing account or create a new account from this dialog box.

Connect to Live Network/Internet Video Stream:

Allows you to connect to a live video stream

3.2.7.Dashboard Menu

Show Map Dashboard:

This item opens a dashboard along the right side of the Map Viewer panel with navigation instruments. The information is available for videos with MISB/KLV meta-data and includes the heading, speed (in miles per hour and knots per hour), UTC date and time, altitude, and current play position metadata.

Show Virtual Dashboard:

This item opens a dashboard near the bottom of the Map Viewer panel with virtual navigation instruments. The information is pulled from the GPS companion file, including the heading, speed (in miles per hour and knots per hour), UTC date and time, and altitude.

3.2.8.Help Menu

Video GeoEditor Quick Start Video:

When you select this menu item, it opens a web browser and takes you to the Video GeoEditor YouTube channel where quick start videos are located. An Internet connection is required.

Video GeoEditor User Manual:

When you select this menu item, it opens a web browser and takes you to the Video GeoEditor Online User Manual. An Internet connection is required.

Video GeoEditor Support Forum:

Opens a web browser and takes you to the Video GeoEditor official Product Support and User Forum. An Internet connection is required.

NOTE: Video GeoEditor support questions and issues are addressed here. We do not offer email or phone support for Video GeoEditor.

Email Program Logs:

Select this menu item to report any errors should they occur while using Video GeoEditor. A window pops up and asks you for your information. The application launches a window to submit the program log.

Remote Geo Support Forums:

Opens a web browser and takes you to the Remote GeoSystems’ official Product Support and User Forums. An Internet connection is required.

Remote Geo Product Support Website:

Opens web browser and take you to the Remote GeoSytems’ official product support website. An Internet connection is required.

Remote Geo Corporate Website:

Opens a web browser and takes you to Remote GeoSytems’ official company website. An Internet connection is required.

Launch Supplemental Installer

Launches installer for Codecs and Microsoft Office System Drivers that may be necessary for the project you’re working

Launch Microsoft C++ Runtime Installer

Launches external installer to install Microsoft C++ Runtime Drivers that may be necessary in order to properly use portions of the software

About:

Select this menu item to view the Video GeoEditor software build/version number.

4.Media Browser

This panel shows a thumbnail image representing videos, photos, audio clips, and annotations.

5.Managing Layers

Layer Control provides options for adding additional map data layers. Even if you are not traditionally an Esri ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap user, you can leverage background maps, raster imagery, and stream online and map server data produced by GIS experts in your organization. To hide and show layers, click the checkbox to the desired setting.

5.1.Change Base Layer

Changing the Base Layer allows you to easily use other commonly-used map tilesets, such as satellite imagery or oceanic tiles, rather than the default World Street Maps layer.

The following Base Layers are currently available:

  • World Street Maps (default) – A familiar street map view
  • Imagery – Satellite imagery view
  • Topo – Topographic features view
  • Ocean – Oceanic features view

To change the Base Layer:

  1. Open the Layer Control panel

2. Click the Change Base Layer button

3. Select the Base Layer you would prefer to use by clicking the dropdown menu

 

4. Click the Update Base Layer button and the new Base Layer will immediately change in the Map Viewer Panel

5.2.Adding a New Layer

To add a new Layer:

  1. Click the Add New Layer button within the Layer Control tab

2. Give the new Layer a name.

3. Select the type of layer you want to add: Tiled, Feature, or Dynamic (Tiled is the most common selection and the default)

4. Select if the location of the layer is a local file on your PC or streaming online or server data: Local (This PC) or Online (Server).

5. Enter the Path or URL for your data layer.

6. Click the Add Layer button to complete the process.

5.3.Adding a New Raster or Shapefile Layer

  1. Click the Add Raster/Shapefile button in the Layer Control tab to bring up the Add Raster or Shapefile window

2. enter a name for the new layer

3. select layer type (Shapefile or Raster)

4. Click Browse and select the file you want to add as a Raster or Shapefile

5. Click the Add Layer button to complete the process

5.4.Remove Layer

  1. Right-Click on the layer you want to remove
  2. Select Remove Item

Note: There will be no confirmation message for the removal, be sure you are ready to delete the layer before selecting.

 

5.5.Changing Layer Type

  1. Right-click on the layer you want to change
  2. Select Remove Item
  3. Add a New Layer with the new name or type

Note: There will be no confirmation message for the removal, be sure you are ready to delete the layer before selecting.

5.6.ArcGIS Rest Layers

Determine the latest URL for ArcGIS REST Services Directory, the current latest is: http://services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services

At this location of you can find samples of map layers to test the software or enhance the background track of your GPS photos, audio, and videos.

To add layers from the ArcGIS website, do the following

  1. Navigate to the ArcGIS REST Services Directory

2. Select any service that has (MapServer) at the end

Important! Selecting anything with (GlobeServer) will result in an error and the layer will not be added.

3. In the Add New Layer window, give the new layer a name

4. For Layer Type, select Tiled

5. For Layer Location, select Online (Server)

6. Copy the URL from the ArcGIS REST Services page from Step 2 and paste it into the Path (URL) to the Layer

7. Click the Add Layer button to finish adding the layer

8. The layer should show up in the Layer Control tab

6.Annotations

6.1.Creating Annotations

To create an annotation or note on the map simply use your mouse to right-click on the desired location on the map and then select Add Annotation

The Add Annotation window will appear where you can enter notes and even add additional photo images, documents and other files related to the site.

Note: You should be able to attach virtually any document or file format type to the map location. However, you must have a native program for that document already installed on the same PC you wish to open or modify the document or file.

Once you click the OK button, a purple dot will appear on the map marking your annotation on the map

6.2.Opening an Annotation

There are to ways to view Annotations:

The first way is to simply click the purple dot on the map or the icon in the Media Browser to bring up the Annotation viewer window. Once in this window, you have the option to Edit Note, Add/View/Delete Image(s), and Add/Open/Delete Document(s)

The second way is to click on the annotation inside the Media Browser tab

Opening Annotation Documents and Files

  1. click the purple dot on the map or double-click on pencil and notepad icon in the Media Browser to bring up the Annotation Viewer Window.
  2. Select the document or image you want to open.
  3. Click on Open Document or Open Images.
  4. The native program of the image or document, such as Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word, will open automatically.

7.Map Navigation

Map navigation allows you to move to GPS coordinates on the map within the program. This can be useful if, for example, you are verifying your GPS data or are just curious about the distances between two GPS points.

To use map navigation:

Click on the Map Navigation tab.

Enter the Latitude and Longitude

Click the Pan to Location button, which will move the Map to the entered coordinates.

8.Codec Installation

If you installed the software and did not go through installing the codecs, you need to add codecs, or you need to reinstall the codecs, do the following:

On your computer go to C:\Program Files \Remote Geosystems\

Note: The file path for Remote Geosystems may vary. If no changes were made for file location during installation then the above is the most likely path for Windows users.

Double click on the folder titled Video GeoEditor

Double click on the folder titled PreqInstaller

Double click on LineVisionPostSetupApp

Select the codec installation you wish to proceed with. For Shapefile support, select the Microsoft Office System Drivers.

9.Working with Video

Video GeoEditor enables you to geospatially review post-mission video recordings by clicking any of the red points along the aerial or terrestrial GPS track positioned in the Esri ArcGIS. The video then automatically advances or reverses to that point in the video so that the analysts can visually interpret the recording.

If your video’s GPS Companion File is named something different than the video file, or in a different file folder, then you will be asked to select the appropriate GPS Companion file. What this file is named may vary depending on which hardware you used to record geospatial video and/or how you have your files named and organized.

Note: If the video you are loading has more than a thousand (1000) GPS points the software will display a warning.

If you do not want to be reminded of the performance warnings when files exceed the GPS limit, check the Do not show this message again box. However this message will still be displayed at the bottom of the screen, and the pop-up window will not appear again.

9.1.Single Video

Click on File

Click on Open Video

Select the video file you want to load.

The video will load and begin playing. A red track will appear in the Map Panel showing the “path” of your recorded video. A yellow marker moves along the video path as the video plays indicating the location where the video was recorded.

9.2.Video Info

Video files View Info displays the following information: video name, companion file name, video start latitude, video start longitude, video start time (UTC), number of GPS points, GPS frequency, estimated video track length (in both kilometres and miles), and number of waypoints.

To view the information:

Right-click on the photo you want to review the information on.

Click on View info.

The information screen displays.

Video GeoTagger Media Browser Panel View Info Option Screenshot

To exit, click on either the X or OK.

10.Working with Photos

10.1.Snap a Photo

If you observe a point of interest in the video, you may pause and “snap” a still image (also known as a screen capture) from the video. It is geotagged and saved in the same folder as the video. You may add it to your current workspace or include it with a future project.

To grab a screen capture:

  1. Pause the video by clicking the Play/Pause button
  2. Click the Camera Icon in the lower right-hand side corner of the Video Viewer panel, next to the microphone (Adjust Volume)
  3. The Image Viewer will then appear with a geotagged still photo from the video
  4. Click the disk with the green arrow (Save) to save the image to your hard drive.

10.2.Geotag Photo

  1. Click the GeoTag menu near the top
  2. Select Launch Photo GeoTagger
  3. Click File > Open Photo
  4. On the map, select the location that you wish to GeoTag the photo with, or enter the Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude
  5. Click the Geotag Image button and click Yes
  6. The image will be geotagged with the new location

10.3.Load Geotagged Photos

  1. Go to File Menu
  2. Click on Open Photos
  3. Navigate to your folder in Microsoft Explorer and select the geotagged photo(s) you want to load.

10.4.Geotagged Screenshot

To create a geotagged Screenshot of your Video GeoEditor workspace, use your mouse to right-click on the desired location on the map, and then select Take Screenshot.

Choose the folder where you would like to save your geotagged screenshot and click the Save button

10.5.Renaming Photos

You can rename photos while within Video GeoEditor. To do this:

  1. Right-click on the photograph you want to rename.
  2. Click on Rename Photo.
  3. You will receive a warning message. Click OK to proceed.

Note: You can check Do not show this message again if you would like this warning not to appear again.

IMPORTANT! If you choose not show this warning message at this time, there is no way to reset warning messages, and the pop-up window will not reappear.

     4. Enter a new name and click OK.

10.6.View Photo Info

Image files View Info will show the Photo name, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, UTC Time, Creation Time, Last modified, and Size.

To access the view information screen:

  1. Right-click on the photo you want information for.
  2. Click on View info.
  3. The information screen will appear.
  4. To exit, click on either the X or OK to exit.

11.Waypoint Browser

The “Waypoint Browser” is triggered by right-clicking on the video icon in the Media Browser and selecting “Browse Waypoints” from the drop-down menu.

Note: If waypoints are not present in the video, this menu item will not appear

Once Browse Waypoints is selected, a new tab appears to the right of the Map Browser tab (in the lower left corner of LineVision) with thumbnails (typically only with geoDVR or a generic icon representing the different waypoint(s) appears.

If you hover above a waypoint in the Waypoint browser, a “marker” highlighted in red will appear on the map showing its location.

12.Troubleshooting

Contacting Support

You can contract Remote GeoSystems by email or phone.

Email: support@remotegeo.com

Phone: 1-844-436-3877

Or through Remote Geosystems’ website: remotegeo.com/contact-us/

Error loading video: Could not parse the GPX file

When you might this error when opening a video file

What this error means: the GPX or SRT file is blank, the GPX or SRT file was written or created incorrectly, or the video file has become corrupt.

How do I resolve this error?

  • try downloading or copying  the video, GPX, or SRT file to your computer again
  • If the error is in the video, however, this can only be resolved capturing the video again

GPS Extraction Error

You might see this error when opening a video file

What this error means: When Video GeoEditor tired to extract the GPS data from a video an error ocurred.

Map data not yet available

This error may occur when viewing track data, annotations, or the world map without data.

The error means that Video GeoEditor cannot show the world map

How do I resolve this error?

  • Often you see this error because the map has been zoomed in too far and there is no detail at the level zoomed. Start zooming out with your mouse scroll or the zoom bar located in the lower left corner of the Map Viewer until you can see the background map again.
  • Otherwise you may be experiencing a loss of Internet connectivity. Because Video GeoEditor streams the world map, you must have an Internet connection for the background map to display. Verify you have an active Internet connection.

Performance Warning

This message may occur when you open a video file.

This message means that as the message indicates, the number of GPS data points should be limited to 1000 to improve map performance. This often happens when a video exceeds more than 20 minutes or covers a large area.

How do I resolve this message?

  • Click the OK button, and the video file will be added to your project, but with only 1000 GPS points showing on the map
  • If you do get this message, and you want all the GPS data points shown on the map, you click on the Map menu and select Enable Performance Handling (uncheck) to turn off this feature.

Note: If you do disable Performance Handling and your computer is unable to manage the excess load of the additional GPS points you may experience lagging or unexpected behavior from the software. You will need to re-enable Enable performance Handling in the Map menu and remove and reload the video to limit it back to 1000 GPS data points.

  • Try editing the video into shorter and smaller files. Doing this may free up resources and allow for normal performance.

Shapefile/Raster file not detected

You might see this message when attempting to add a shapefile or raster file

What the error message means: The file you are attempting to load is not a valid shapefile or raster file, it has become corrupted or was created incorrectly

How do I resolve this message? If you downloaded the file from a remote location, download it again, or verify that you have the correct file. If you created the file, verify you have, in fact, saved it as a shapefile or a raster file. Additionally in which shapefiles will not load if the file name is more than 5 characters long. To resolve this simply rename the shapefile and associated files to something that meets this requirement.

Zero Length GPS Data Detected

You might see this error when opening a video file.

What the error means: The GPS data doesn’t have time recorded with it, or the UTC start time and end time are the same, or the GPS points are the same.

How do I resolve this message?

  • Click the OK button and video file may load. Be aware that if the software cannot detect any GPS data, however, that no track will appear on the map.
  • If this occurs, try removing the file, downloading it again to your computer, and loading it again.
  • If the error persists, the video file may need to be recaptured

13.Automatically Geotagging Videos

Video GeoEditor provides the ability to automatically and manually geotag videos.

Automatic GeoTagging: Video GeoEditor can automatically geotag video that has a GPS data log file to reference.The reference GPS data does not have to be from the same time period, same length in recording time, or even the same location as the video that was collected.

NOTE: For automatic geotagging, ideally you would keep GPS log(s) that are longer in time than the video recording segments, which helps ensure there is plenty of GPS data to accurately geotag your video.

The following snowboarding video is an example in which the GPS is logging data points throughout the afternoon, and the snowboarder only turns the video camera on just for the downhill runs. In this example, he loads the hour and a half GPS log file but only geotags a video clip for one of the runs.

Most GPS devices and smartphone apps will create a GPS log in .gpx file formats, however Video GeoEditor also supports all of the following GPS log file formats:

  • GPX
  • CSV
  • KML
  • XML
  • SRT (some DJI UAV models)
  • DJI Drone Flight Logs (encrypted text file)

To automatically tag your video:

1. To launch the GeoTag menu, click Geotag from the menu bar to Launch Video GeoTagger (or simply click the GeoTagger tab located in the lower right window).

2. Click Browse to select the video you want to geotag.

3. Click Browse to select the GPS data file you wish to sync with the video.

4. Click Load File(s). The video is loaded to the Video Viewer, the GPS track is presented in the Map Viewer, and a dialog box appears with information on selecting the geotag point.

5. Find a known visual place of reference in the video and then find that same corresponding place on the GPS track on the map.

NOTE: Users commonly associate the first frame in the video with a point on the GPS track on the map (as in these screenshot examples). However, you can associate any frame in the video with its corresponding place on the GPS track. Video GeoEditor will calculate the appropriate distance in the GPS log before and after the video frame (as in the snowboarding video in the beginning of this section.)

6. Play the video until you see the desired video frame and then click pause. Right-click a point corresponding to the location of the current frame of video in view and then select Geotag Video Here.

7. Now there will be a portion of the GPS track highlighted in orange, and the GPS section that will be synchronized with the video. Click Geotag Video to confirm the GPS section of interest.

8.  After clicking Geotag Video, the  GPS track (now in red) is shown and a “Video Successfully Geotagged” message box appears letting you know the newly selected GPS data has been associated with the video allowing for geospatial playback.

9. The video is now geotagged and can be played back “geospatially”. Clicking on any GPS point or GPS track to view how the “video location indicator” is following the camera’s approximate path of travel.

HOW-TO VIDEO: Automatically Geotagging video

See for yourself how easy it is to automatically geotag a video below. (For Adobe PDF users, click here)

14.Manually Geotagging Videos

Video GeoEditor allows you to geotag videos lacking corresponding GPS log files by manually selecting location data points. Manual geotagging allows you to utilize a video frame’s location content to create a GPS data log. You can click any number of points at any chosen interval of time.

To manually geotag a video:

1. Click Geotag from the menu bar to Launch Video GeoTagger or simply click the GeoTagger tab.

2. Select the video you want to geotag by clicking Browse. Once the video is loaded, click Load for Geotagging.

3. When no GPS content is detected, a message box appears notifying the user they are entering manual geotagging mode.

OPTIONAL: If desired, add additional map data layers using Layer Control tab. Adding more data layers provides  additional details that can be helpful for referencing video frame(s) location(s) to places on the maps. In the following example, we have added aerial/satellite imagery so that we can better identify the individual windmills on the map.

4. In this example, the Video Viewer is displaying a map with the aerial/satellite layer selected. Zoom into the area previously established as a GPS starting point (corresponding with the location in the video). Right-click on the chosen starting point and select Manually Add Start Point.

5. Establish a manual GPS track using one of two options.

  1. Add points throughout your video until you reach the end, or
  2. Select your end point and add points in between the start and end points.

The following is an example of using option 1 and adding points throughout the video until we get to the end of our video.

NOTE: If you need to move to the end of your video to identify the last frame end location, simply move the video scrubber to the end of the video.

6.  Play the video until you see the desired video frame and then click pause. Right-click a point corresponding to the location of the current frame of video in view and then select Manually Add Point Here at 00:00:00.

NOTE: Please be aware that where 00:00:00 shows, the time changes as you move through the video.

7. Repeat step 5 to add additional GPS points corresponding with the location of the current frame of video in view.

8. After selecting and adding all desired GPS points, select Manually Add End Point to set the video end point.

9. Select Geotag Video to view the GPS points on the map (displayed in red). A message will appear indicating the GPS data was saved and showing the path where your video and new .gpx companion file are located.

IMPORTANT! Make sure to keep this file, otherwise you will have to re-tag your video.

HOW-TO VIDEO: Manually Geotagging Videos

The following video shows the process for manually geotagging a video. For Adobe PDF users, click here.

15.Image Editing

The fully-featured image editor allows you to make many changes to captured images, without having to rely on third party software.

The following options are available:

Resize

Resize the photo, reducing the file size of it.

Canvas

Resize the drawing area of the photo

Rotate 90°

Rotates the photo 90 degrees clockwise.

Rotate 180°

Rotates the photo 180 degrees clockwise.

Rotate 270°

Rotates the photo 270 degrees clockwise.

Round Corners

Applies a rounded corner effect to the image.

Flip Horizontal

Flips the image upside-down

Flip Vertical

Flips the image rightside-left

Crop

Crops an area of the image and removes the area not selected.

Draw Text

Adds customizable text to the image

Draw

Draw lines on top of the image.

Shape

Add a shape to the image.

Hue Shift

Shifts the hue of the image, changing the colors.

Saturation

Shifts the saturation of the image, to make it more or less vibrant

Contrast

Shifts the contrast of the image, changing the contrast ratio.

Invert Colors

Invert the colors of the image to their opposites.

Sharpen

Sharpens the image. Sharpening too much can create artifacts.

Blur

Blurs the image.

16.Geotagging DJI Drone Videos

There are three ways to geotag video recorded from DJI drones. The methods available vary with the different drone models, and also between FREE and PRO edition.

1. SRT Files (FREE and PRO)

Based on internal research and customer feedback the following DJI models should support recording video with the .SRT file:

  • Mavic Pro
  • Inspire 1 & 2
  • Phantom 3 Pro
  • Phantom 4 Standard (but not Phantom 4 Pro)

As long as the .SRT file is in the same directory as the video, it should prompt you to load it automatically.

2. Flight Record (FREE and PRO)

DJI Flight Record data can be pulled from the phone/tablet

3. Closed Caption (PRO only)

For certain DJI models that embeds GPS data into the video file itself as closed captioning tracks, such as the Phantom Pro 4.

17.Changing a Layer's Transparency

You can change the transparency of a layer so that other layer features can show through. The transparency function won’t show until you’ve selected a layer to change the transparency on.

Using the transparency function:

  1. Select the layer you want to change the transparency on
  2. Change the Layer Transparency using the bar slider until you’ve reached an opacity you like.

18.Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to do anything different or unique to install the software?

You do not need to do anything special or different to install Video GeoEditor on any computer. However, for the initial installation, as with most software, you will need administrator privileges. Once installed, the software will be available to all users or users you specify.

Can you provide the licensing information required for the application?

For the 7 day trial, there is no licensing required. To continue using it afterwards, or if you choose to purchase Video GeoEditor prior to the trial end, you will need a license for the computers using the software.

Do you have a version of Video GeoEditor available for Mac or Linux?

No. At this time we only have software for use with Microsoft Windows.

Do you know the application owner and/or vendor technical contact person?

Our company, Remote GeoSystems, Inc., is the publisher of Video GeoEditor. Please contact us at support@remotegeo.com with any questions or technical support requests.

Does the application require a connection to a server or database?

While the Video GeoEditor does require a connection to the Internet to stream background maps, it does not require a connection to a database.

Does the application require any prerequisite applications to run?

To use and run Video GeoEditor, everything that is required is included in the installation package.

However, if a user includes documents in annotations (e.g. Microsoft Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets, Adobe PDFs, etc.) these can only be opened by their native applications. We do not provide these applications, therefore the user and/or the users client will need these applications installed to access the documents.

19.Disclaimer

REMOTE GEOSYSTEMS, INC.’s (REMOTE GEO) SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR COURSE OF DEALING. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE AND REMOTE GEO DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM USE OF THIS PRODUCT, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, AND WHETHER OR NOT REMOTE GEO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE. IN NO EVENT SHALL REMOTE GEO HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR THEY ARE FORESEEABLE. WE ARE ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT THE ALLEGED BREACH OR DEFAULT IS A BREACH OF A FUNDAMENTAL CONDITION OR TERM OR A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages or the limitation of duration of an implied warranty so the above limitations may not apply to you.

ANY CONTENT OR MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR UPLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SOFTWARE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM/NETWORK OR ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR UPLOAD OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIAL OR THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE.

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